Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D. is the tenth president of Saint Anselm College. He joined the College on July 15, 2013, after serving as president of Marian University of Wisconsin.
Dr. DiSalvo has extensive leadership experience in Catholic higher education and national philanthropic fundraising. While at Marian, he strengthened the university's endowment, improved its physical plant and added both undergraduate and graduate programs that focused on academic quality and service.
Prior to joining Marian in 2010, he served as president and founder of The Hopewell Group Inc., which assists in transfers of wealth for individuals, family foundations and corporations. He was executive director of the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation, which works to end domestic violence through education and other interventions. He also led Junior Achievement of New York Inc., an organization that inspires K-12 students to be successful by providing business education through volunteer role models.
This wide range of philanthropic experiences followed Dr. DiSalvo's service at three Jesuit institutions, Fordham, Loyola Chicago and Fairfield, where he raised money and worked in the office of the president. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University.
Dr. DiSalvo completed a Ph.D. in educational leadership at Fordham University where he also earned an M.B.A. in marketing and B.S. in psychology.
"I am honored to be chosen as the first lay president in the 125 year history of Saint Anselm College," Dr. DiSalvo said. "I have great admiration for the mission of the Benedictines, their outstanding work in Catholic higher education and their commitment to excellence. I share the values set forth by Saint Anselm and look forward to engaging the entire community in living the mission. I am proud to call myself an Anselmian!"